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Old 02-03-2008, 05:52 PM
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69 Camaro Heater Control lever repair...

My slide select lever on the heater control just broke 1/4 inch behind the knob. Has anyone ever repaired these? I hate to but a control unit just because one knob arm broke. The unit I have is a very nice unit!

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The lever breaks because the cables get corroded up and it progressively takes more muscle to operate the controls until they finally snap. There is no way to repair them, but replacement control panels are available, but first make sure your cables move freely or you will be wasting your money.

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I found the following website. I guess they can be repaired!

http://www.firewheelclassics.com/sto...mageField.y=14
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Yes they can be repaired....but. If you do not fix the cause of the breakage (stuck cables), it's an exercise in frustration IMO.

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Yes they can be repaired....but. If you do not fix the cause of the breakage (stuck cables), it's an exercise in frustration IMO.

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I will have to concur with that. The 67-72 chevy and gmc trucks had same issues with the climate controls. I got lucky n was able to fix the controls in my old truck and prior to re-installing the controls i soaked the cables in a 5gal bucket of used trans fluid for a few days.
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cables..

I am hearing you guys. They are very sticky. Not sure if its the cables or what they are moving or both! Sprayed some WD into the cable ends and it helped but still too stiff for my liking. More work to do!
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I am hearing you guys. They are very sticky. Not sure if its the cables or what they are moving or both! Sprayed some WD into the cable ends and it helped but still too stiff for my liking. More work to do!
DO NOT use WD40, over time the carrier solvent will evaporate leaving behind a yellowish goo. Use a good grade of thin motor oil or trans fluid. IMO the ideal oil would be Marvel Air Tool oil. You need to completely remove the WD40 from those cables.

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Ok. I have some light machine oil. Will that work?
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Ok. I have some light machine oil. Will that work?
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